Culture is the heart and soul of the organization featuring Kim "Kimfer" Flanery-Rye


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In episode 170, Kerel flies solo and has a conversation with Kim "Kimfer" Flanery-Rye, Founder, Principal DEI and Culture Practitioner, owner of Inclusion Equals, a go-to resource for learning and growth around racism, sexism, ageism, ableism and beyond and also the new owner of The F Bomb Breakfast Club, a peer support community for women, femmes, and gentlethems who are company founders and business owners. Kimfer has a passion for philanthropy in many areas including youth, LGBTQIA, and the arts.

Born in South Korea, adopted by a family from small farm town Iowa, Kimfer had an anything  but easy childhood dealing with food scarcity and general insecurities about being different from everyone around her. Even though times were hard, she had a loving family along with more adopted siblings, learned a lot of skills that help her today and her early years have greatly influenced the work she does and invests in today. Kimfer believes greatly in servant leadership, ethical and authentic DEI practices and efforts, and gives importance to aligning investments with personal values for positive social impact.

“So what's happening now is that the organizations that were truly trying to make the change happen, are staying true to it. They're raising their hand saying, I don't care if our assets are being pulled down, or whatever it is, we think this is the right thing to do, it's an important thing to do, and it has a business and people impact. What we're seeing now is that the organizations that were doing it in a performative way, are using this moment as an excuse to pull back.”

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